Upper Mustang Trek-18 days

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  •   Destination: Upper Mustang
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu
  •  Group size: 1-10
  •  Best Seasons: Sept - Nov and March - May

Trip Introduction

The word Mustang in Tibetan means the plane of spiritual longing which truly describes the essence of this incredible place. Legendary climber Peter Athans tells that “Mustang has great expansive spiritualness to it; it feels like it has great depth of antiquity and when you travel in this place you can’t help but feel the great impermanence of it like a grain of sand in Kali Gandaki river.” Mustang is one of those few places in the planet that has survived a very close-niche life until recently it was a forbidden land for outsides till 1992. This loneliness and isolation contributed the people of Mustang to conserve their lifestyle and cultural heritage that remained almost unaffected for centuries. Hidden behind the high Himalaya ranges, Mustang is filled with handsome trekking zones. The high desert rain shadow of Himalayas receives very little rainfall making this region dry and parched, similar to the bordering Tibetan Plateau. The Lo Manthang, capital of Upper Mustang, lies in the remote Himalaya desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges, is an old traditional Tibetan Village, with rare medieval Buddhist arts and exotic culture. The walled city of Mustang used to be a part of a Tibetan kingdom until 1830s.  The early history of Mustang is riddled with myths and legends rather than the recorded facts. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche had fought with demon among the Mustang ‘s snow capped mountain, desert canyons, and grassland. Once Guru Rinpoche killed the demon, it is said he scattered the demon’s body parts across Mustang valley: its blood formed the towering red cliffs and its intestines tumbled near to Ghami where people have later on build the stone prayer wall, the longest in Nepal, on top of the demon’s intestines. 

 

Mustang is rich in natural and cultural elegance in the most unmolested state. The visitors are bestowed with pleasing ecological miscellany, striking mountain views, ancient fortress and palaces, Buddhist monasteries, and bizarre rock formations that will amazingly delight the endeavor to this region. Recent excavation and research in the sky cave of mustang sheds some light on an independent civilization that thrived in the region 3000 years ago.  Geographically the land is an arid mountainous desert in Tibetan plateau, characterized by windy and dry valleys, eroded canyons and unique stratified rock formations .The people in Upper Mustang are of Tibetan origin, migrated from Tibet centuries ago, and belong to Bhotias and Loba communities. They practice Sakyapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. The houses and monasteries are still built the way it was built centuries ago with stone and sun baked mud bricks.

 

Travelling to Mustang gives us a feeling of like travelling back in time. Come join us to this amazing adventure across desolate valleys of Himalayas to explore this amber of ancient culture that is still alive among the people of Mustang.

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What is included?

  •  All national transportations as mentioned in trip itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals in standard hotels/teahouses during the trek
  • Excellent English speaking trek leader, guides and porters to carry luggage
  • All local/governmental taxes, permits and registrations
  • A portable medical kit
  • Welcome and farewell dinner

A typical Upper Mustang Trek consist of the following day to day activities:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and prepare for the trek

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara and overnight at Pokhara hotel

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2780m)

Day 05: Trek to Chhuksang (2920m)

Day 06: Trek to Samar (3290m)

Day 07: Trek to Geling (3440m)

Day 08: Trek to Ghami (3460m)

Day 09: Trek to Charang (3490m)

Day 10: Trek to Lo Manthang (3730m)

Day 11: In & around Lo Manthang

Day 12: Trek to Lo Gekar

Day 13: Trek to Ghami (3460m

Day 14: Trek to Chhuksang (2920m)

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2710m)

Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara

Day 17: Depart Kathmandu for onward trip

You can also request for the tailor-made trip itinerary for this trek according to your available trekking days.

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What is included?

  •  All national transportations as mentioned in trip itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals in standard hotels/teahouses during the trek
  • Excellent English speaking trek leader, guides and porters to carry luggage
  • All local/governmental taxes, permits and registrations
  • A portable medical kit
  • Welcome and farewell dinner

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  •   Destination: Upper Mustang
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu
  •   Arrival in: Kathmandu
  •  Group size: 1-10
  •  Best Seasons: Sept - Nov and March - May

Trip Introduction

The word Mustang in Tibetan means the plane of spiritual longing which truly describes the essence of this incredible place. Legendary climber Peter Athans tells that “Mustang has great expansive spiritualness to it; it feels like it has great depth of antiquity and when you travel in this place you can’t help but feel the great impermanence of it like a grain of sand in Kali Gandaki river.” Mustang is one of those few places in the planet that has survived a very close-niche life until recently it was a forbidden land for outsides till 1992. This loneliness and isolation contributed the people of Mustang to conserve their lifestyle and cultural heritage that remained almost unaffected for centuries. Hidden behind the high Himalaya ranges, Mustang is filled with handsome trekking zones. The high desert rain shadow of Himalayas receives very little rainfall making this region dry and parched, similar to the bordering Tibetan Plateau. The Lo Manthang, capital of Upper Mustang, lies in the remote Himalaya desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges, is an old traditional Tibetan Village, with rare medieval Buddhist arts and exotic culture. The walled city of Mustang used to be a part of a Tibetan kingdom until 1830s.  The early history of Mustang is riddled with myths and legends rather than the recorded facts. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche had fought with demon among the Mustang ‘s snow capped mountain, desert canyons, and grassland. Once Guru Rinpoche killed the demon, it is said he scattered the demon’s body parts across Mustang valley: its blood formed the towering red cliffs and its intestines tumbled near to Ghami where people have later on build the stone prayer wall, the longest in Nepal, on top of the demon’s intestines. 

 

Mustang is rich in natural and cultural elegance in the most unmolested state. The visitors are bestowed with pleasing ecological miscellany, striking mountain views, ancient fortress and palaces, Buddhist monasteries, and bizarre rock formations that will amazingly delight the endeavor to this region. Recent excavation and research in the sky cave of mustang sheds some light on an independent civilization that thrived in the region 3000 years ago.  Geographically the land is an arid mountainous desert in Tibetan plateau, characterized by windy and dry valleys, eroded canyons and unique stratified rock formations .The people in Upper Mustang are of Tibetan origin, migrated from Tibet centuries ago, and belong to Bhotias and Loba communities. They practice Sakyapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. The houses and monasteries are still built the way it was built centuries ago with stone and sun baked mud bricks.

 

Travelling to Mustang gives us a feeling of like travelling back in time. Come join us to this amazing adventure across desolate valleys of Himalayas to explore this amber of ancient culture that is still alive among the people of Mustang.

Day to Day Itinerary

A typical Upper Mustang Trek consist of the following day to day activities:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and prepare for the trek

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara and overnight at Pokhara hotel

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2780m)

Day 05: Trek to Chhuksang (2920m)

Day 06: Trek to Samar (3290m)

Day 07: Trek to Geling (3440m)

Day 08: Trek to Ghami (3460m)

Day 09: Trek to Charang (3490m)

Day 10: Trek to Lo Manthang (3730m)

Day 11: In & around Lo Manthang

Day 12: Trek to Lo Gekar

Day 13: Trek to Ghami (3460m

Day 14: Trek to Chhuksang (2920m)

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2710m)

Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara

Day 17: Depart Kathmandu for onward trip

You can also request for the tailor-made trip itinerary for this trek according to your available trekking days.

What is included?

  •  All national transportations as mentioned in trip itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals in standard hotels/teahouses during the trek
  • Excellent English speaking trek leader, guides and porters to carry luggage
  • All local/governmental taxes, permits and registrations
  • A portable medical kit
  • Welcome and farewell dinner